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Playing our way to a better world

aka Cayton Children's Museum   |   Santa Monica, CA   |  https://www.caytonmuseum.org

Mission

The Cayton Children’s Museum is a nonprofit organization that activates the power of PLAY to enrich the lives of children and their families, build stronger, more connected communities, and create a better world. We strive to nurture children of all backgrounds and abilities to become responsible citizens of the world by providing outlets for experiential learning and creative expression, both in our museum space and through our community programs.

Ruling year info

2005

CEO

Ms. Jessica Aronoff

President & Founder

Ms. Esther Netter

Main address

395 Santa Monica Place Suite 374

Santa Monica, CA 90401 USA

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Formerly known as

Zimmer Children's Museum

EIN

20-1470992

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's Museums (A52)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cayton Children's Museum

With 21,000 square feet of discovery-based exhibits, two art studios, multipurpose rooms, a state-of-the-art theater, a rotating exhibit space and a broad array of arts and cultural programs, the Cayton provides year-round programming and outlets for experiential learning. Apart from its 25+ exhibits, the Cayton is activated by an annual calendar of public programs both in and outside the museum that engage children and families in the creative arts, celebrate multiculturalism and promote early childhood development.

The Cayton offers daily public programming such as our cultural festivals and process-based art activities, along with seasonal, enrollment-based programs, child development classes, field trips, and arts enrichment workshops in collaboration with community-based partners. All programming is designed to activate play as a mechanism for social-emotional learning, nurturing core values, and building responsible members of the community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Andy Kaplan

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Rodney Freeman

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Jean Friedman

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Jennifer Yen

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Sheryl Wachtel

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Nathaniel Bach

Gibson Dunn

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Craig Erwich

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Matt Hanover

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Larry Kohl

Ilene Resnick

Grant Withers

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Susan Goldsmith

Mark DiPaola

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/17/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability